August 2017 News

Two genes help older brain gain new cells

August 9, 2017
A Yale study identified two genes that are crucial to creation of neurons in the brain region responsible for learning and memory.

Cellular garbage collectors implicated in development of Alzheimer’s

August 7, 2017
A Yale study suggests that reducing the build-up of lysosomes within neurons might be a novel way to treat dementia.

How a tick gut gene serves as a gateway for Lyme disease

August 4, 2017
The bacterium that causes Lyme disease may have some help from a gene found in the guts of infected ticks.

Nanoparticles trick body into accepting organ transplants

August 4, 2017
Using nanoparticles, Yale researchers have developed a drug-delivery system that could reduce organ transplant complications.

Capinatator praetermissus: a prehistoric sea creature with spines to spare

August 3, 2017
Scientists have identified a small marine predator that once patrolled the ocean floor and grabbed its prey with 50 spines that it deployed from its head.

Good cellular neighbors combat incipient cancers

August 2, 2017
Scientists have spent decades studying the nature of tumor cells, but few have looked to see what was happening in the surrounding tissue.

With clinical trials, people can get new treatments not available to others

August 1, 2017
Besides testing treatments, research studies help doctors understand conditions so they can help future patients.